Drum looks for a missing American in a sea of degenerate expatsAn American has vanished in Spain, and it’s his father, not his wife, who wants him found. When Chester Drum arrives in Iberia, legs aching from the three-thousand-mile flight, he finds Andrea Hartshorn not panicked, not mourning, but hosting the party of the year. World-weary expatriates mill about the villa,Drum looks for a missing American in a sea of degenerate expatsAn American has vanished in Spain, and it’s his father, not his wife, who wants him found. When Chester Drum arrives in Iberia, legs aching from the three-thousand-mile flight, he finds Andrea Hartshorn not panicked, not mourning, but hosting the party of the year. World-weary expatriates mill about the villa, guzzling her liquor and dancing, without a thought for their missing countryman. Andrea is far from sober, but finally Drum gets her to open up. Of course she wants her husband back. But more than that, she wants her daughter. Robbie was last seen going south to Fuengirola, to confront a crippled bullfighter named Ruy Fuentes, who had been courting the Hartshorns’ toreador-mad daughter. Drum sets out to find the missing Hartshorns, and learns that in Spain, a bull’s horn is not the only romantic way to die....
|Title||:||Jeopardy Is My Job|
|Number of Pages||:||140 Pages|
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Jeopardy Is My Job Reviews
D.C. P.I. Chester Drum is sent to Spain by Maryland Governor Hartshorn to find his missing son. Robbie Hartshorn is the black sheep of the family, a remittance man paid in monthly checks to stay away. He hadn't been seen in two weeks.Drum arrives in Costa del Sol to find a huge party going on. Andrea Hartshorn was spectacularly drunk and, at times didn't seem to care about her missing husband.He's soon embroiled in smuggling, murder and attempted murder of him, a nineteen year old daughter who pities her drunkard parents and has a bull fighter boy friend who lives in a cave. That was where the trail led Drum, the last place the missing Robbie was headed.Another action packed Drum tale
Another in a long line of excellent Chester Drum novels. Generally, these books have Drum get involved in a case in the States, but somehow it involves a diplomat or someone of that ilk and Drum heads overseas to find them and mete out justice. "Jeopardy," however takes place entirely in the Costa del Sol, the southern region of Spain stretching from Malaga to Gibraltar and famous for its bullfights and fabulous beaches. In 1962, when "Jeopardy" was published, this was one of the places for the rich, lazy, drunk ones to gather. And, Marlowe weaves it all into this story from the indolent, drunk, sex-crazed, wealthy expatriates to the common fishermen and smugglers. Marlowe was well-known for his attention to the details of his exotic locales, which he knew well from his many travels.This book, like the others in this top-notch series is plain old good stuff. Here, Drum operates as a detective on a missing persons case, but without any standing whatsoever in this foreign country. The story is fast-moving and filled with action. Drum has the cynicism and wit appropriate for a hard-boiled detective, but that cynicism doesn't overwhelm the story.Prepare for a journey to the exotic coast of Spain with its charm and manners and bullfighting. A highly recommended novel.